Just A Couple of Authors

6th Annual African-American Family Book Expo

Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022

This Event is Sponsored and Organized by Detroit Book City- We will be guests at this event.

Come check out Phillip and Denne Lawton at the African-American Family Book Expo. The Expo will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19th at 12:30 p.m. We will be giving away candles to the first 12 people to purchase our books. Look for the "Just A Couple of Authors Banner" The first 100 attendees at the event will receive a swag bag. This is a family affair you do not want to miss. To register visit Eventbrite www.eventbrite.com/e/detroit-book-citys-6th-annual-african-american-family-book-expo-2022-tickets-231542859927

MEET THE AUTHORS: Phillip and I met years ago and discovered that we have so much in common. Our love for each other is shared with our love for writing. Together we have taken the publishing world by storm with our first published books "I am Sorry For Your Loss: Memoirs of a Covid-19 Survivor" and "This is What They Told Me: Stories from Prison that They Won't Tell You." Visit our page to unlock future projects, discussions, and see what we are doing. We are excited to embark on this journey and invite you to join us!


My name is Denne Lawton and I work for the University of Michigan. I am a mother, author, candle maker and martial artist. I have always had a passion for writing and started my journey in elementary school writing short plays for my friends to act out after recess. From there, I went on to win several contests and awards for my poetry and short stories. In 2016, I married the love of my life, Phillip Lawton. Phillip and I share so much and have so much in common but our notable love is our art and passion for writing. Weekends are spent side by side with our backs turned typing away. Some would say that it is a romance Written for the ages. I have written two books; "I am Sorry For Your Loss; Memoirs of a Covid-19 Survivor" and " Don't Ask Me To Stop Crying".


My name is Phillip Lawton and I am a Corrections Officer for the State of Michigan. As an ordained minister, I am currently working as an Acting Chaplain. With over 40 years of Martial Arts experience, I never thought that there would be anything that I loved as much as my wife (of course) and being a martial artist. However, as a person who grew up afraid of failing and being labeled academically, writing, even typing was difficult for me. However, as an adult learner, not only did I overcome learning disabilities, I exceled academically earning a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Counseling. My first Book "This Is What They Told Me; Stories from Prison That They Won't Tell You" is my tangible validation that dreams can come true if you just believe. I was able to overcome impossibilities. It is my hope that I can be an example for others so that they will learn to do the same.